Saturday, April 29, 2017

Isla and the Happily Ever After - Book Breakdown

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? 

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. 

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Book Breakdown 


This one is my favorite of all of them! I thought nothing would top Anna and the French Kiss but I was so wrong. Isla is adorable with her long time crush on Josh. I thought it was cute that he'd had a crush on her too. 

I loved watching Isla grow and learn that she was worthy of love and that Josh wasn't going to leave her. I love that she learned it's okay not to have your whole life mapped out right away. It's okay to take time and enjoy the ride. I also thought it was cool to see how different they were. Josh has his whole life mapped out and he's fine with path and he's also fine with her not knowing her path just yet. 

They really seemed to understand one another after they finally talked through everything. There is drama in this book but otherwise it would be a very short and rather boring novel. I loved how they worked through it, sometimes together and sometimes on their own.

Also for those people who are always hating that most girls in YA are virgins: you will be happy with Isla. She's not a virgin. Also there is no cheating in this book. So if that bothered you from Anna, you're good here.

I loved seeing Paris again. One day, if everything settles down, I will get to visit. It just sounds so lovely and I miss being able to travel.  

Overall, this book is funny, cute, heart wrenching, and just a fun ride. It's a quick read and well worth the time to read it. If you've read the rest of the series I say go for this. Something super special happens towards the end of the book that you just have to read if you're an Anna fan! 

Friday, April 28, 2017

50/50 Friday - World You'd Like/Not Like to Live in

This fun meme is hosted by myself and Laura from Blue Eye Books every Friday. Come join us!

What is 50/50 Friday? 
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read.

Topic for the Week
World You'd Like/Not Like to Live in

This one is sooo easy for me to choose. The one I would choose to live forever in, would be the Harry Potter world. It's so amazing and I've even dreamed I lived there once. I mean it would be so great!

Would Live:
Harry Potter World

The world I'd never want to live in... that would be the Hunger Games. I mean, while I'd be safe from everything... my daughter would not be. She'd be of age one day and that I'd have to fear her safety every year. No thank you. 

Never Live:
The Hunger Games

Topic for Next Week
-->Best/Worst Book Read in April

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spoilers - Thursday's Disscusion

So we all love to discuss our favorite books. Anywhere we can, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, on our blog and so on. But when is it safe to post spoilers? Should we ever talk about spoilers? 

So personally, if I want to discuss spoilers I just put a spoiler warning on my post but I don't if it's on twitter and I only do on Facebook in the groups that make that part of their rules. 

I don't want to spoil people but at the same time, it shouldn't keep us from talking about the books I love and have read. Also maybe I think this way because I don't mind spoilers, I'll still enjoy the book just the same if I get spoiled a little. 

I don't want people not to talk about the books or part of the books they love just because I've not read it yet and they have. No, they should get to talk about the book and enjoy it wholeheartedly. 

So yeah, I'm probably the only one in the world that doesn't mind spoilers though I do try and not spoil it whenever I can. Like Twitter, when I want to talk about spoilers, I never # the post. Ever, so it's much harder to find. 

I post spoiler warnings in my reviews and on Facebook in the groups I'm in. I also don't spoil anything on Instagram personally, so I never worry about that.

Let me know your thought about spoilers below! I'm sure everyone's opinion will differ from mine. Have a great day! Happy Reading! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Restraint (Revelation #2) - Book Breakdown


One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up? 

Restraint is an addictively spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice that will change everything.

Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.

Book Breakdown 

This one picks up closely to where we left off. Eve is still trying to move past the death of her best friend and it's not easy. She blames herself for being so preoccupied with the sexy Asher. She tries to stay away from him but it doesn't work and in between her being kidnaped and all the crap going on with Lucifer and his minions, she's falling harder for Asher and he's falling back. Though that's forbidden, so what will become of them? 

While I still think I prefer the fist one over this one, the quality in this one is much better. The writing has taken a step up and so has the pacing, it's moving at a much better pace now. I found myself flying through it. 

The ending though... it kind of ripped my heart out and then just ran off with it. If you pick up this series make sure you have them all ready as you'll want to binge this, the cliffhangers will kill you otherwise.  

I love this world more than anything, there is every kind of supernatural creature in here and I'm loving it. The characters are all well developed and I love them. 

So if you're looking for a NA paranormal romance, then look no further because this series is for you!

*Thanks to NetGalley for this awesome title*

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's My Birthday!

Today is my birthday. My partner and I are going out to eat somewhere fancy and then he's taking me to the book store and letting me get some books. I couldn't ask for a better day than that! I'm so excited!

I thought I was going to have to work today but when my boss found out it was my birthday she let me off! How sweet is that? Anyway, I hope you guys are having a great week so far and reading something really good. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Music Monday - Rihanna

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

While I will say that her newest album isn't her best in my opinion. I still love her and her music. I've loved her since her very first album. I actually went out and bought the CD... I bought it on iTunes too. I just loved it so much. She is so talented.